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Is Beachbody’s Shakeology a Scam?

This is more indoctrinated crap spilling from your mouth. In fact, now is the worst time to join MLM, because all of the MLMs are offering their products cheaper on Amazon and eBay than they are through distributorships.

Stamping your feet out of the door in defeat while trying to proclaim mental superiority is a hallmark of MLM indoctrination. Your hollow, canned, and utterly useless posts have come fallen short and as such, in a last ditch effort, you try one last time to claim the upper hand by telling us to stop.

Dave, please make good on your word and show all of your recruits this website and this comment section! Oh Dave, you poor SOB. You first appeared 3 days ago making a fallacious argument that an MLM distributor is no different from a sales manager in a non-MLM company, which is demonstrably false.

Hardly something that would pass as unbiased or compelling. You proceeded to slag other contributors here as misguided, and then the wheels really fell off your cart. Since then, the only comments you have posted have consisted of petulant whining and personal attacks. So for all your bitching about how this site is unfair and how we need to read more unbiased information, the only thing you have come up with in support of your charge was that one horribly outdated superficial article authored by the MLM industry PR consultant, which no rational person could construe as an unbiased source, and which by no means refutes any of what has been said here to date.

And you have yet to point out a single statement that is untrue or biased. Either you came here with intention of disrupting the site, or you decided to become disruptive as revenge after your initial superficial comments were eviscerated.

Now you have degenerated into full meltdown bitch mode, and witnessing it is equal parts sad and funny. I think the general population is much smarter than you are. MLMs have a horrific PR problem — entirely deserved. I am going to turn off the comments now… Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation. How infantile can you be? You are upset because no one is moved by your vapid self-serving statements. Your inability to sway people is a direct result of the lame arguments you have put forth and the sociopathic manner in which you have conducted yourself.

Another post by DB, another series of ad hominem attacks and unsubstantiated arguments. I was told to be a coach I would have to pay the membership fee plus buy at least one bag of shakology per month which seemed outrageous to me.

I ended up buying the challenge kit for21 dayfix which includes the workouts, the portion containers, and blender bottle, and a bag of shakology. I called and canceled and was still charged and still received another bag. I had to call three times in total to cancel, luckily I had the money in my bank account and nothing bounced but all in all it was a nightmare and put a really bad taste in my mouth for the company.

I plan on getting another beach body workout soon because the workouts are great but I will go through eBay and get a used or second hand DVD set. And I had the same problem w cancelling. I got charged 2 extra times and had to have my credit card company fight the charges. That whole experience made me really angry and I now see beachbody for what it really is. Her progress is inspiring to say the least — first of all, her progress with her own health and fitness and, secondly, her success in her coaching abilities and financial situation.

She appears to be strong physically and emotionally, and she has reportedly quit her well-paying full-time day job to coach part-time and make a full-time income. Thankfully I am a somewhat savvy individual, so I have taken all her claims with a grain or two of salt, but my job pays pretty poorly. The only problem is that I am a private person with multiple health problems that I worry about- a. Also, I do not use my real name on social media because I have been stalked by someone whom I seek to avoid for the rest of my life.

Anyway, I shared these burdens with my prospective coach and she said that they have vegan shakes which would sit well with me. She said that many people with health conditions more serious than mine have become successful coaches and have even improved their state of being. In fact she said my obstacles will inspire other people facing the same challenges.

And lastly, regarding my privacy concerns… she said that I could use my middle name but that people will be inspired by me being the real me so, if I use a fake name, that is coming across as a lack of authenticity. The last bit is what rubbed me the wrong way the most out of everything.

I mean the whole thing is weird to me- posting videos of myself exercising in spandex on the Internet for anyone to see is weird enough. Selling powdered shake stuff is also a little weird let alone drinking it. But to feel pressure to use my real name when.. To ask me to put it all out there for just the potential of gain- no guarantee of my success at all- is asking a whole lot of me.

I am so tired of chasing jobs at companies that underpay employees when I could be using my skills and education for people I believe in- myself and my prospective customers- in a field that I believe in- health and wellness. I hope that if you choose to respond to my comment that you do it in a way that is positive and constructive….

It might help you cut through the hype of the product itself. Hi Bella, stick w your gut and say NO to coaching. My coach told me how she was 6 months away from quitting her management position w excellent pay to be a full time coach. I fell for the scam and wasted thousands of dollars n it went straight to the top of tge pyramid. If you eat healthy proportioned meals and exercise 30mins a day u will lose weight. Dont get sucked into the auto ship and scam of coaching.

These ppl r liars and they pray on the good intentions of ppl like u and me to line their pockets. Bella, just remember that coaches will say pretty much anything to get you under them in the pyramid.

They want you to believe they care about your health first, but think about it. My coach would convince others that you could leave your current job and make a living from being a coach. One girl fell for it, left her job, and struggled and ended up needing to find another job. And you put a lot of your spare time and money into it. Shakes are not for losing weight but are for improving your health so they say.

One time I asked a rep if they could send me a complete list of ingredients and their origin. I stopped promoting this company after all the horrible incidents with customer service.

One girl was over charged on sales tax and took 3 months to get her money back. I also believe this is happening to other people and that they are getting away with tax fraud. Among other fraudulent activities. I had customers get charged and never receive the product.

Who wants to inconvenience their friends. Oh and you end up acting like an expert on health and fitness and unless you have a degree in it, how can anyone do that? I was always afraid someone was going to get hurt and I would feel liable.

I made the mistake of getting involved with BB, thinking I could make some extra money! I should have known when my so called Coach would never meet me at my home, only at a cafe. And trust me I tried! The best I could do was sell my increasingly growing over stock of the product at a discounted rate.

This so called Coach of mine would never answer my questions about the money, and kept showing me all these people added to my down line and how all I needed was toget people in my up line to start making money!!! I had probably about 25 people in my downside!!!! Guess it was OK when he was getting me sign up though!!!! To this day I have never heard from this guy and reached out to him once on Facebook and got nothing!!!

Anyone know if this is a scam as well? I know that there dvds are good but what brought about this promotion, when they were pushing the purchase of same? My guess is that Beachbody realized that people would buy a few DVDs and it would be enough for them. It might not be the best value for your dollar. The on-demand deal is not a scam. I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. If you purchased any DVDs, you get online access to those.

I think that they did this to compete with Daily Burn, and similar services. There are so many workouts. Look at Microsoft, Netflix, and Amazon….

What the idiot failed to realize…. I think a lot of this is going to depend on lifestyle and personality. I personally love the gym. I swim 2x a week, walk on my lunch break, bike to work 2x a week weather permitting , run on the weekends. But… — my husband travels, sometimes a lot.

I find it boring. I was already eating healthfully and exercising regularly. So much work to add it up every day, on top of a full time job and not enough sleep. I have to say that the container system in 21 day fix was a complete godsend. I was able to buy the container system once and lose the weight 3 years ago now and yay! It was a far cry from USDA recommendations for servings of grains a day.

It was literally my first introduction to the idea that that many carbs is a bad idea. For 5 am workouts, or when the husband is traveling or the weather sucks, I love the streaming workouts. Variety is good, but sometimes I also just like to force myself to complete a full program that gets progressively harder. Just generally eating healthfully may work. It may require more than that depending on your age and other factors, but there are many ways to get there too.

I know 1 or 2 coaches who were making a decent amount as a side job, but after a few years had to quit. I like the workouts, and the BOD is a good value. It seems pretty reasonable with the rest of the market. There are a couple of free options and some that are much more. I was doing very, very well as a Beachbody coach. I reached the Diamond level. You can do it in only an HOUR a day.

No you cannot do this in an hour a day. I work a full time job. All of their questions, their needs, etc. Trust me, with a team of 20, that takes a lot more than an hour a day. Because you never know who can relate and that, and in turn, will result in a sale. True -Nobody likes a sales person. Ask them about their life, their kids, their dogs. Be fake and act like you care. It might lead to a sale because they think you actually care deeply about them.

Once the relationship is built, now start in with shakes and workouts. I rank advanced quickly and I was being celebrated as a great leader. The more you do, the more they want. Shortly after my burnout, I went off the radar. Enter my up line who endlessly harassed me and were just plain cruel. Because I had TWO diamonds on my team.

If I quit, those two diamonds would roll up to them along with all of my customers and other coaches. They said horrible things to me -I actually cried a few times they were so cruel. I call this the attempted ladder collapse.

The two diamonds on my team would become here. Hello 2 star rank advancement for her! Genuine meaning, not predatory. I refuse to recruit anyone else into this vultures nest of a business. Meaning, they drank shakes for one month and just stopped. I can imagine why there is a push for distributors to discuss deeply private personal details.

Others who have experienced similar things might identify with the person and could sign up based on the shared experience. A team is everyone on the same level contributing. Truly, education is the best solution. The more know about the traps of MLMs, the fewer that will fall into them.

I wish I had read your post first. I put only a good years worth of effort into this and felt some of the things you did. I could never see leaving my current job to try and make a living as a BB coach. Thank you for sharing that. I tried looking up her law info and its still showing she is a practicing lawyer.

Everyone I went to hs w is selling BB. It took 3 months for them to let me quit. And they continue to charge all fees. I had to call my credit card company and have them fight the charges. No, it is not a scam but it is a multi level marketing endeavor. To even get the possibility of making any money you have to put out quite a bit of money to be a coach or to stay active. You also need to hound everyone you know to buy the products.

The coach who recruited me was very aggressive and appeared to be very interested in me and my life, but the moment I signed, she was pretty much gone. The workouts are great, the shakes and supplements, not so great. I had virtually zero help. Which meant learning it all on my own and making quite a few mistakes that cost me money. The rules change all the time. And the ways you can earn continue to change and benefit their top diamond coaches. I was a coach for seven years. I hung in there.

But it did get harder and harder to make money without nearly accosting everyone you meet with this opportunity for their health and fitness.

People are really vulnerable about that. It is no different than any other multilevel marketing company. If you attend all the coach summits and as many events as possible and meet the CEO, celebrity trainers and a lot of the top earners you may get somewhere and you may get some help. The financial outlay ends up being enormous. And a lot of people not only want to help themselves, but want to help other people be healthy. It really plays on your emotions.

But the costs mount and mount. But unless you are a top earner you really are on your own. If you need something to do and have money to spend, go for it. I recommend you just start your own business doing something that you love and you are good at without contributing to the multi millions made by this company. When I started out there were about 22, coaches throughout the US.

But now with it being in Mexico and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of team beach body coaches. Find something else to do that pays you instead of you having to pay the organization to be a part of it. However, you are entitled to your opinion. Simply because according to the government and the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS they are doing legitimate business. My personal opinion may be different, though…. The quick analysis from that inside expert is that it costs taxpayers too much money to prosecute them in a court of law.

I hope your previous opinion took this into account. If not, maybe it is worth re-adjusting your view. Thank you for all that additional info. Love the eye opening!! Do I want to trash anyone? No but this is truly a game changer where my opinion is concerned. The FTC actually did a ton of work to try to stop pyramid schemes in the last couple of years, but the system allows every company a fair trial and those trials tend to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and go for years.

The Bloomberg article that I cited explains that we really need new legislation. This is why it is important to vote for credible politicians and put them to the task of protecting consumers.

Thank you for the well researched coverage. They are just there to make suggestions to you on products and becoming your upline when you become a coach. There are some coaches who are pros but most are in it for the money or discount on the products and have no fitness training or certifications.

Furthermore I forgot to mention above that in addition to the business fee and the membership fee about 2 years ago you could No longer get leads via having a membership. The membership only became good for streaming workouts and to keep you at your level. You had to be a minimum 50 point — read dollar — Success Club member to get leads.

So, biz fee, required membership fee to stay at your level and Success Club fee. I feel in hindsight I was duped and misled. I was a vulnerable, desperate new single mom when one of the original and first multi- diamond level coaches — who was friends with the CEO Carl Daikeler and star trainer Tony Horton of P90x- approached me about it. She was in touch quite often.

The good thing was that the biz she transferred to me came with leads and contacts and a list of people who had bought the products in the past.

A business that had already been built I was told. I just had to maintain it and grow it. By the time i signed on the dotted line, she disappeared. I had to teach myself the business which is complicated and convoluted and it cost me a lot in mistakes by not understanding the rules. Nearly everyone jumped ship from the business I was handed. And my friends got sick of hearing about it on Facebook so they would hide me.

I did however make some Money. Typically enough to cover all my expenses and put some in my pocket. It never happened again. I had so much product that I had to buy to keep my PV current so I could get a check. The only things that seemed to sell were workouts. I could never bring myself to push Shakeology on anyone. I tried it for a while but it took a lot of added components to make it taste decent. Plus it gave us horrible gas.

Beachbody said that would happen and to just keep drinking it and it would eventually subside. When you flood your system with such rich and high quality, vitamins and minerals your body had to get used to it.

I would never ever recommend anyone get connected in any way with this MLM scheme! In after having my 2nd child I was lbs. No big deal, I just needed to lose 30lbs to get to my pre-baby weight. But then my weight loss stalled, I got discouraged and quit the diet. I ended up gaining the weight back plus more. I tried the Atkins diet, once again saw results then stall again for weeks! I felt tired and shaky…I quit again and gained the weight back plus more again.

I had to use so much fruit and veggies to make a small cup of juice and all the good fiber was extracted and thrown in the garbage. I ended up deciding that juicing was too big of an expense.

I was up late one night and saw an infomercial for Slim in 6 and I said well…what the hell do I have to lose at this point? When it arrived I tried out the workouts, some days I would only get through 5 minutes and sit and watch the rest…I modified…rested…and failed…but the difference??? The community I became part of…the Beachbody Community. I pushed through and lost weight week after week…until I stalled…and stopped losing weight…was I doomed to be lbs for the rest of my life!?!?

Then after the 2nd week, things started changing. And then I stepped on the scale…I was finally losing weight again! Next thing I knew after a year after ordering Slim in 6 I was lbs! Then my life went upside down. I ended up getting a divorce my husband was insanely abusive and things got to the point I feared for my life. I was a single mother of 2 children with no job and my ex husband quit his job and abandoned us. I had to cancel my shakeology…I was pretty devastated…a couple months later my hair started breaking off again…my face started breaking out.

I turned to coffee as it was cheap…but it was short term energy. I was able to maintain my weight but it was a constant struggle. Eventually I re-married and 18 months ago we welcomed our baby into this world. Unfortunately with being pregnant came the weight gain. I found myself at lbs after having our baby. I quit my job so I could nurse him and be there for him. Unfortunately with nursing I was hangry all the time and I ate and ate and within a year after having my son I was lbs!!! I knew I had to do something before I lost control again and got to lbs again.

Since I quit my job I knew Shakeology was out of the question so I googled for shakes that were similar but cheaper. So I bought another tub of Vega One…sure it had less vitamins, antioxidants than shakeology but it had lots of protein and fiber…it just had to work…. I have so much energy now. My skin has completely cleared up…my hair is healthy and shiny again. I have regular bowl movements again. They are going to drink shakeology, workout to beachbody on demand and they are going to get healthy!

I tried to find a Shakeology Slim product and only saw comparisons with SlimFast. I think I mentioned in the article that there are lot of community things such as SparkPeople. If you want to save lives, why not become a certified trainer.

Not a word of it is verifiable and there is no plausible reason to think that Snakeology was responsible for even an ounce of weight loss which instead can be attributed solely to a combination of increased exercise and decreased caloric intake.

Especially when that advice is to overpay for moronic pyramid scheme shakes. If anything it seems to have blunted your ability to to distinguish a scam from a legitimate business. Relying on shakes to maintain weight loss is idiotic.

It is unhealthy and unsustainable. Learning to eat a proper well balanced diet of nutritious whole foods, along with regular exercise, is the way to go. Drinking synthetic garbage out of a bag or a can is for rubes and desperadoes.

And MLM is the bailiwick of fools. I think a precursor to P90X? You know, I think the ingredients in Shakeology are decent and some of the flavors taste pretty good. I like smoothies, and have them for breakfast a few times a week.

So I have no problem forking out money for protein powder. And that is what makes it overpriced. You become a coach. No need to buy shakeo. Why on earth would anyone want to be a part of that? I have access to all of the programs that they have ever released, and really enjoy them — yoga, pilates, day fix, P90X.

A lot of variety, and having it at home or on vacation really works with my lifestyle. FT working mom with kids. You can find similar workouts online for free, sure — but typically they come with ads, not all of them are high quality. I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services.

You seem to have a bone to pick, which is causing you to be not exactly objective. I started drinking it, and did for a year right when I had a very young toddler. I was sick constantly for the year prior. It was pretty glorious. I try to be objective and all… I went through all the pros and cons when I chose the YMCA, for example, because I wanted a pool and the benefits of the pool, childcare, discounted summer camps, swim lessons, and family swim times outweighed the cost concerns.

My experience with BB workouts goes back to P90X, which I got for Christmas one year when my husband was traveling a lot and I had a small child. I like the ones that I have now. But mainly I have acquaintances who were into BB and wine delivery services.

So you could sell one person a different program every year. I figure it has to peter out at some point, and will be mostly a streaming service for exercise videos. I know several coaches who earn free vacations from BB. So for fun, I googled a bit and looked at what it took to earn that. It was something on the order of getting 2 new customers every month for a full year. I kind of remember seeing photos from someone I know on FB.

In order to get plane tix for them and their family x4, they had to fly in earlier and later than when the cruise left, and then had to pay for a hotel for a few nights here and there. I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services…. But more important is the ethical aspect, which you seem to be glossing over. The only areas in which we seem to disagree are the value of the videos relative to alternatives, and the ethical responsibility to not support companies that act as shells for pyramid schemes involving products of dubious value.

You have made the same claim twice now — i. In the second telling of the story you added the embellishment about having been constantly sick the year prior.

So are you know going to pull a and argue that it was not your intention to make such a suggestion? Do you in fact believe what commonsense would dictate; i.

I certainly hope so. Someone would have to be quite a rube to think that these shakes prevent illness in any way, shape, or form. I like them, they are high quality workouts. I started with DVDs on the other workouts, and they are working for me. WHY would I even want a streaming service when I already have a gym membership and a trainer? Well, first off, I have a full time job and kids — I mentioned that right? So, I get two mornings a week to work out, plus 1 or 2 weekend days.

You know, because the husband and I take turns, because CPS frowns on leaving your young kids home alone. This means if I want to work out every day, and I do, that I need to be able to do it in my house. That training group is 3x a week. Those are my 3 days a week to work out outside of the home. On the remaining days, I work out at home at 5: And I probably have a dusty old Tae Bo video too. I like the workouts so I use them. If anyone asks my opinion of the company and the workouts, I tell them.

I like the workouts, they are great. Before I had kids I never worked out at home. My kids are big enough vectors for that.

Working full time with young children and infants really really sucks. With kid 1, I was sick for 5 straight months when he was a baby. From November 1 to March 31, I was healthy for a total of about 30 days. But then it grew in size. So the second year, when there were 3 more kids in the daycare, it was brutal. He brought home everything. I was sick a LOT, but at least not for 5 straight months. That was the year I got bronchitis and was sick, down and out for a full month.

For a full year! It may have been a complete coincidence. Who knows, who cares. For me, it was worth giving it a try. I liked how I felt, and I continued on it for a full year. I get a good value from the workouts, considering a full half of the workouts that I do in a year have to be done at home. For your edification, and to hopefully put an end to your protests, here is the Oxford definition:.

Is that clear now? As to who cares, I do. There is no justification for wanting to be part of this particular community of scam artists and simpletons. So it IS considered a meal replacement. The ingredients cause a lot of gastric issues, including bloating and flatulence. Typically if your body has a reaction like that too food or pseudo-food, it is telling you NOT to eat it.

There are better meal replacements out there. But instead of a meal replacement how about eating clean, wholesome food and more plant based food??? THAT is a hell of a lot less expensive than Shakeology. Hair falls out because of rapid weight loss, stress, surgery, medication, childbirth and much more. I was wondering if you think the carb cycling would work for me? I was looking at the turbo. As you probably know after 50 it becomes really hard to lose weight.

I am very frustrated and am at the point of giving up, I would like to get down to at least I would love to know your thoughts. Carb cycling could definitely work for you, so go for it! Can you do turbo carb cycling while lifting heavy at the gym 4 days a week?

The day off should I go completely low? Also should we leave the macro calculator and following the portion guideline set out in the book? I tried to change my work out and vary the meals , but can not get over the plateau effect. I used immediately the turbo , for all three cycles ; what do you think the best course for a change?

Are you doing the Slingshot Week every 4th week? And you can change cycles at any time, so that might be an option for you too for a few weeks. If we are counting macros on this program why then do we go by the portion size guide? And according to the macro calculator Heid posted says I should be in taking more calories than the recommended I hear amazing things about cycling and want to try but have a question.

I occasionally go out after work with coworkers and we will have wine or margaritas. There are some vegatarian options, and you can always substitute vegetarian options for many of the meat-based options in the recipes. And you can also put your own meals together — check out the chart in this post: Hello — I bought the book Choose to Loose and have been following the turbo cycle.

I am getting into my groove in week 2… I realize you promote portion sizing with general guidelines to stay around calories for LC days and for HC days for women. Being a numbers person, I am pretty tied to the numbers and also the macros to try to maximize my results.

So sorry to hear about this! We hope you recover quickly! I usually fast before these 5am workouts, is this okay to eat my first meal after I workout at 6am….

Learn more about maintenance in this post: This is a praise report and a big thank you to team Powell and support team! Gather all the turbo cycle information and what I needed to do to make that big change. Original weight , now and and not stopping! The best part of sticking with it and accomplishing your goals is the way you feel mentally I think. We are on this journey at the same time. Continued blessings to your health journey. I have been doing turbo cycle for about months and the results are amazing.

However, since you dont mention it, I will ask. Is this the best cycle for losing overall body fat, or is the Extreme Cycle better? Tell me if Turbo Cycle is the optimal way to lose the stubborn fat on my body and will shed the extra pounds on my lower portion of stomach and obliques. I am doing this 3 weeks and then pause 1 week then continue again.

The goal is 85kg currently down from And I am doing intervals after training AND circuit training, so this is something I take very seriously. My question is on the meal prep. With that I got an attached PDF file with all the different acceptable foods broken out into calorie portions. However, if i use the Hand Measurements vs. Which one should I go off of, the hand portions or cooking measurements? Also, on the Turbo cycle, can i just stick to the 2 fist fulls of veggies on the 3rd lunch meal and 5th dinner meal?

Follow those portion guides, and you should be good to go! Had a few questions regarding the turbo cycle. Also can you spread your extra calories though out the day as well? Should there be a certain amount of carbs I should stay in between too?

On your reward day, you can eat anything you want up to an extra calories for a total of calories. I have a question can you switch every week or every 2 weeks your carb cycling plan? Turbo Cycle Week two: Extreme Cycle Week three: Classic Cycle Week four: Easy Cycle Week five: For example, on today low carb , I ate oatmeal and turkey bacon, and for my second meal, I ate a kale salad with tomato, grilled chicken, and red pepper, with olive oil and pepper.

Here are some healthy fat options for carb cycling: Any advise you can give would be appreciated. It might be a good idea to discuss this program with your healthcare team and then follow their recommendations as far as serving sizes are concerned. Does the calorie for HC day is higher and low calorie during LC day? Lastly, how many calorie can i consumed during reward day so that it will not sabotage my whole week diet??

On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days, and men eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days. For your reward day you can eat an extra calories over your high-carb day allotment.

Hi team , I would like to know how a vegan and vegetarian can follow your weight loss program. I really wanna buy your book and follow but always stop my self only because I am vegerterian so m not sure if I will find meal suggestions for my self or not. Yes, there are some vegetarian options on the program, and you can usually substitute vegetarian protein options for meat-based options in the recipes.

Hi…I have just bought and finished reading the book and I plan to begin the Turbo Cycle on Sunday this is because I want Saturday to be my free day. I work night shift 2 days per week, from 7pm to 7am. A typical schedule looks like this for me:. So, you see, I am having a hard time figuring out how to space my meals and when to eat…on Mondays my day is broken up into 2 different sections: On Tuesdays I am okay I think because I sleep for just one period during the day and then I am awake for about hours at night, so I can spread my meals out over that time.

Also, I have no idea when to switch from the low carb to high carb days…do I switch at midnight during an awake cycle? Or do I switch when I wake up after my longest sleep? There are tons of nurses and other shift workers out there that need to lose weight and that are confused by this…thanks so much for helping my create a routine that will work with my schedule. I hope this helps — just do your best! Hi team Powell, thank you for the response.

This morning Tuesday I finally dropped another 3 lbs, that would be 15 lbs in 5 weeks. My question is, should I reset my schedule starting Thursday back to low carb for 2 days then continue the week of as normal turbo cycle or, should continue the rest of this week doing high carb and reward day and start fresh on Monday? I really want fast results but in a healthy responsible way, I really want to see results. My family just booked a cruise in September and is really important to me to do my best, But I have no clue what is unrealistic.

This is so exciting! Whether or not you begin the Turbo Cycle now or on Monday depends on when you want your Reward Day to be. Hi team Powell, I have been on the turbo plan for about a month now, at first the weight was flying off and lost 10 lbs really fast. I am pretty active, I go to the gym every morning hours then stay busy with activities with my kids. Could I be making a mistake or is metabolism slowing down?

Any suggestions are appreciated, thank you! Your rate of weight loss can be different based on how many pounds you have to lose. The less weight you have to lose, the slower your rate of weight loss will be.

Did you do the Slingshot Week? Are you doing the weekly Reward Day? For veggies, they are optional with high-carb meals. I only have the latest book by Chris and Heidi. Can I use the recipes for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals in that book to apply to this cycle? Or do adjustments need to be made? If so what are the adjustments? Do I still weigh myself on the reset day or the morning of the last low carb day of the week aka Saturday?

Also should I do the slingshot every four weeks still? High carb day slingshot or slingshot with double the carb portions as in the latest book?

One last question, is the last meal of my day always low carb when doing the turbo cycle? Or do high carb days end with a high carb meal with the turbo cycle? Just thought of another question. In the Extreme Transformation book, there is a list of the allotted calories for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals.

Can I use those allotments for the meals while doing the turbo cycle? Sorry for all the questions. The calorie recommendations are a bit different for the Turbo Cycle, so aim for these macro percentages: Are you able to tell me the calorie amount for protein, carbs and fat for breakfast, low and high carb for the turbo cycle meals? I just found the chart with the calorie amounts to make your own meals in the extreme transformation book easier to follow. Really confused with the differences in all the books.

I assumed when I finished the first 21 days from the Extreme cycle that I could drop into Turbo cycle by just swapping out two high carb for low carb days as it says in the extreme book. Hope that helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for answering my questions, sorry for the confusion. I like to make sure I am doing things right. Been enjoying the recipes and have found this plan great so far!

Meant to say Saturday is the morning after my last low carb day of the week. Thank you in advance!! This Turbo Cycle does follow a two low-carb days in a row plan, so that might be a good place to start. I am doing the turbo cycle looking to lose 30 pounds then tone and lose the last 10 pounds using a different carb cycle. I have a question about the macros, I use a food tracking app and it shows that I am always going over 35g of carbs on my low days, which is the amount I read in another article I should eat.

I have been doing the plan strickt and I am still getting about grams on my low days. Or is the other article I read way underestimating the amount I should be eating? Sounds like you have some great goals! Here are some percentages you can shoot for when planning your meals: I apologize if this has been asked already, but I was wondering if you have a plan for vegans? I really want to do the Turbo cycle, but most vegan proteins are also fats or carbs. Do you have any suggestions?

There are some vegan options in carb cycling for proteins: Soy protein sources such as tofu and tempeh, and other vegetarian protein options such as hemp, bean, and pea protein. You can find it here: And Chris and Heidi are working on a new app that will be announced in the next few months. On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days.

Starting day 1 of low carb day.. I typically dont count calories, however when i do I aim for the calories. I have preplanned my meals and have already tracked them and before adding in my dinner for the day, I only have 93 calories remaining to hit obviously after dinner, I will for sure be over calories; should I be concerned over this-i have portioned everything out? Here are some macro percentages you can aim for that can be a double check for your calorie counts: Desperately needing to lose weight.

You can choose any of the cycles, but I would start with the Extreme Cycle http: And you can change cycles at any time also. Hello, I have 2 questions. Say I cheat on a not cheat day, and am over in calories and my macros are all messed up.

I am wondering if you say eat every 3 hours, but if I do that I will be over on calories. When you have a rough day, just do the best you can to stick to the plan and begin again tomorrow. My husband told me I was not going to buy your book Choose to lose. Boy was he wrong not only did I buy it, I read it and tried it. I lost 35 lbs and 4 year later I am still down the 35 lbx. I go to the gym 2 x a week and walk 4 days. I also work out at home with videos and in the garden.

I am going to try the next step to lose the other 20 lbs. Congratulations on not only losing 35 pounds, but on keeping it off for 4 years! I am so excited. I had a question about breakfast. Can I have a hard boiled egg with a carb as opposed to just egg whites?

Yes, you can have a whole egg as your protein serving with a carb and a fat for breakfast. Yesterday was my first day on the Turbo Cycle, so just to confirm, I can have a whole egg with my breakfast right? Thank you so much!! There are a few differences between the Extreme Cycle and the other cycles.

Learn about these in this post: I work out 6 days a week, weight lifting and cardio. I track everything and eat calories a day. I am not sure what else to do or change. Still the very basics. Does that sound right or should I adjust? Good luck — you can do this!

I am just getting ready to try carb cycling. I got down to After a crazy few weeks with the kids, lack of sleep , I had some issues with sticking with my diet and gained a few pounds back.

I am still working with the trainer and feel like I can get back on track with the Turbo plan. I wake up at 5 am, and work out at 6am. I usually do a small protein snack pre-workout but do not eat breakfast until after I workout. Since you suggest eating within an hour of waking, is this going to effect my results at all?

I recently just bought your book, Extreme Weightloss. I have lbs to lose so I thought this was best cycle to use, but after skimming through the book I just got it today , I noticed it said the turbo cycle shows the fastest results. Would you recommend me doing the turbo cycle since I have so much to lose? I am just over pounds and 5 ft 4 inches. How many calories should I shoot for to start out with. I have been doing the carb cycling and it is working for me but I am only pounds, my finacee is 6 ft 5 in and pounds.

He is a very solid man just needs to eat better and tone up. Do you suggest he eats only calories a day also? He is a miner and I think at this calorie level he would be very weak and hungry? The daily calorie recommendations for men on the Turbo Cycle are on low-carb days and on high-carb days. I have a question regarding fat in the morning. Is this not allowed considering it is a fat? Also I am very new to carb cycling and am nervous regarding energy for my workouts.

I find I function at a higher level when I do not restrict myself to very low carb. Is this going to affect my workouts? I a looking to lean out to show my more muscle tone. I tend to do HITT workouts with weights, and sprints, and have recently starting to incorporate super setting weight lifting into my workouts as well. Which plan would you recommend to achieve my goal? I was reading about both the extreme, turbo and fit.

As a side note I am going on a vacation in May and am hoping for some major results by then, and then plan to ease into a more sustainable plan afterwards. On the Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit Cycles, you eat a protein, carb, and veggie for breakfast — no fat. On the Extreme Cycle http: On all cycles, you work out at least 5 days a week, so that is taken into account for the meal plan too. I started the turbo cycle last week.

I do crossfit times a week. Anything I can do to speed up the process? I am on day 4 of my first week of the Turbo plan, which means I am on a low carb day! Normally on Fridays, I workout and focus on my legs and get a real good sweat session on.

Is it okay to still workout hard on low carb days or should I keep it low key? My name is Tiffany. I need to be in the range. I have recently been told that my blood pressure and cholesterol are getting out of control. Both cycles can work, and you can change cycles at any time!

Hi, I have one other question please. I have about lbs to lose so am very overweight. I have previously been using myfitnesspal which suggest cal a day for me based on my weight and height etc. For someone of my weight, would you suggest starting with the and calories or should I reduce my calories to those as I lose the weight? We would suggest trying the and calorie recommendations, and please keep in mind that some fitness apps will add back in any calories you burn working out to your daily calorie total.

Hi, my mom has introduced me to yourselves and carb cycling and I am just waiting or your book to arrive from Amazon. I am wondering if you can please give me more info on the Reward Days. From what my mom has said these are days that you can eat what you want within moderation but I found a video on The LIst TV that the two of you did and on there you suggest that you only have 1 cheat meal on the reward day.

If that is the case, the other two meals of the day do they need to be based on the high carb or low carb guidelines I am looking to do the Turbo cycle. For the Turbo Cycle, Day 7 of every week is a Reward Day, and you can eat anything you want up to extra calories — healthy, cheat-type foods, or both! I start getting really annoyed by having to maintain the slower speeds just to maintain that heart rate. You might try adding some intervals into your workouts, and you can learn more about these here: I started the Turbo cycle two weeks ago and am loving it.

I have the book as well, but still have a few questions. I know it say to eat calories on LC days and on HC days. For example on low carb days I consumed g of protein, 72 grams of carbs, and 24 grams of fat. On HC days i had g of protein, g of carbs, and 20 grams of fat.

I feel like this is incorrect and am doing it wrong, can you clarify for me please. To figure out the percentage of a macro in a food, multiply the of grams of protein or carbs by 4, and the grams of fat by 9, and divide that number by total calories.

If you do choose to use it, remember to count those calories as they can add up pretty quickly. Hi again Team Powell. I am a vegetarian that has followed extreme and turbo cycles. I am considering switching to vegan and wondered if your list of approved proteins only consisted of vegan protein powders, tofu or tempeh? Do you suggest either of these cycles for vegans? I have been doing the Turbo Cycle for months now and love it!

I am trying to lose the last stubborn couple pounds. What cycle do you recommend? I also have two nutrition questions. What percentage of carbs, proteins and fats should my calorie intake be in low and high carbs days? Also I workout at least 5 days a week and rotate between cardio and strength.

Should my calories intake be net or gross of calories burned. Example low carb day — burned calories so I can eat calories? The Turbo or Extreme Cycles are the best for losing the weight the fastest, so either one can work, and you can change cycles at any time. Any calories burned go towards your daily calorie deficit, which adds up to lost pounds.

HI Heidi, My question is pertaining to eating breakfast within 30 min of waking up and what flexibility there is in this. I get up very early and go straight to the gym to get my workout in usually a combination of lifting and cardiovascular exercise for at least an hour.

What do you suggest to clients who train first thing in the early morning as far as nutrition goes when doing your turbo carb cycling program? Thanks for your time! You can get some great tips for eating and working out in this post: I love overnight oats and trying to make the measurements work.

For carbs and 1 cup almond milk? Plus throw in a fat? I know 3 oz of protein is a serving please tell me approx how many carb grams to make one serving? For the Extreme Cycle, you do.

My nutritionist friend is actually who directed me to you and your husband for carb cycling because she believes it might be the best option for me. Now that the long explanation for my comment is out of the way hahaha… I was wondering if I would still be able to do my morning smoothie with my bit of fruit while doing the turbo cycle.

I am drinking a gallon of water a day and working out everyday. I do cardio three days 45 min. I need to only lose 15 or 20 pounds and feel really frustrated at this point. Anything I need to adjust to get better results? The less weight you need to lose, the closer you have to watch your calorie intake. Thanks for the quick reply. I forgot to add that I do my own version of the 9 min. When do I see results and do I just stick with this turbo cycle for a month and try a new cycle after the slingshot week?

After that week is that when the results will kick in? This helps to alleviate your risk of injury. Here is my carb cycling macros. You can get some ideas of the daily macros we follow in carb cycling in this post: And your macros do depend on your goals — weight loss or gaining healthy weight. I have had the problem of my weight almost all my life. I succeed to lose from that 35 kg 20 kg witch was ineradicable and the years went and all good.

Today i standing on kg on my ,5 cm and im so depressed that i dont know where to start anymore, What i need to know is: How much carbs should i eat on my low and high carbs day and what about the calories amount, i have so many questions. I live in Finland and here what i have felt the nutritionist arent that good, i have been 3 times and no help at all, thats why i would like to give this a try Turbo carb cycling. And then what about my work out days, when im i not suppose to lift? I miss the old me when i had energies and life lust that I have lost.

Can i find anywhere some male plan? I would be super thank full for your help! Thank you so much for your comment! You can get answers to all your questions in this post and the links within it: Is the carb cycling safe to do while breastfeeding? I have a 1 year old that still gets breast milk in addition to solids but I would love to find a way to kick start some muscle.

I have recently started the Turbo carb cycle, but am concerned that I need to tweak something. I just finished week 2 and have not lost any weight as of yet. Depending on how much weight you want to lose, your rate of weight loss can be slower. Also, are you drinking all of your water every day? These are important for overall success also.

Please be patient — you can totally do this! Thanks for the feedback! I have been doing the reward days, but could probably drink a bit more water. Would it be beneficial to try a different cycle? You can do either, and you can change cycles at any time. If you decide to change cycles, you might want to try the new Extreme Cycle http: Another thing you might track is your sodium intake.

Most people consume more sodium than they think they are consuming, and this can cause a slow down in weight loss too. Is there a workout schedule I should follow? As far as weight training on high carb days vs low carb days and cardio other days, no cardio, etc? Any help or tips are appreciated!

Thank you so much that does help! I just have 1 more quick question. My question is I tend to get up at 3am and get my workout done because I work early and my gym is very busy after work. Is there a link or something I can read on how to schedule my eating around early morning workouts?

I just ordered the book and cannot wait to start this program! Just do what works best for you! Hi Heidi, Love your book and this site. I have been researching carb cycling for about a month. Any suggestions on how to put together a daily meal plan for high and low carb days without spending hours on calculations for each food? And when you follow these portion size guidelines, all your macros are taken care of. Chris and Heidi try to make things as simple as possible. First let me say you guys are awesome!

Second, my husband and I are seriously thinking about starting carb cycling. We have been eating Whole 30 similar to paleo for about a year now and have had some great results however we have stalled out and have had a hard time finding a healthy way to eat for life.

I have followed heidi on facebook for months and had never fully investigated into their program until recently. My questions stem from switching from paleo based to this.

On occasion we eat sprouted grain bread and brown rice that we like without any issues but we have eliminated our dairy intake to pretty much none unless we splurge on pizza. Also our fats of choice have been avocado oil, avocados, homemade paleo mayo, and almond butter. Im trying to figure out a way that we can follow both as close as possible. Are we able to use the fats we like on low carb days or should we switch completely? I have borrowed the book choose more, loose more and still reading it.

You can put your meals together using any of the foods in the approved foods list in both books. Here are some meal planning tips for the new Extreme Cycle that could be helpful also: And the fats you listed are also fats in carb cycling. Hope this helps — you can totally do this! I need to lose about 80 lbs. Either one can work, and you can change cycles at any time. However my main question is this: Or is there a metabolic reason for not having fat along with the carbs? Thanks for the info!

Hi thank you for this amazing information. I will be starting the turbo cycle. One question I have is I lift heavy three times a week 80 kg. What i want to ask is just having a palm size of protein per meal be enough? Are you doing the Turbo Cycle to lose weight?

Chris and Heidi have had clients who also lift heavy and who have also lost weight on these cycles. You might also want to look into the Fit Cycle since you do lift heavy or the Extreme Cycle.

You can find these cycles here: Hi thank for the rapid response yes I am doing the turbo cycle to loose weight. But I am lifting weight to build my glute muscles so want to make sure that following the programme will still build my muscle mass if that makes sense.

I was thinking of doing the turbo cycle! Is there a number of carbs I should aim for on both low and high carb days?? Also, should high carb days be workout days? All your macros are figured out for you in the program, you just need to follow it! Lots of joint pain, fatigue, etc. I honestly think my body is in a state of chaos from all the processed junk food.

I think I need to detox and eliminate. Can you say what the average price range is for something like this? About the price, it varies as to everything you buy. I would suggesting chatting with the consultant. Give her a price range you think you can afford and she can probably tell you the products and how to do it on your budget! Her e-mail is simplyfitfamily gmail. Let me know what you decided!! Also, one more question: How did the shakes taste? I tend to find most shakes taste really unappetizing.

To be completely honest when I first started out they were not my favorite thing. They have a vanilla and chocolate and I prefer the vanilla as well.

I did one through Advocare with no results. But your pictures show definite improvement. I did the Advocare one as well! I actually liked it. It also restricted you more which was of course harder but it helps eliminate potential allergies. I ended up liking the fizz drinks great replacement for soda , and the chews were okay but I could probably have done without them. I know mine did! Natalia, I greatly appreciate all the time and effort that you put into this review!

I have been debating the 28 day cleanse for a couple months and needed to read an unbiased opinion of it. Good luck with it all!

I am starting another detox on Monday and I plan to do more exercising during this one. Thank You for replying. After having my baby I have lost. Do you think it will happen. And also I definitely want to exercise during the whole challenge.

Do you think I will lose. I think if you really stick to it you will see changes. Who did you purchase through? Are you a part of a group?

Talk to the person you bought it through and ask what kind of support is available. I think that is a great way to make the most of it because you have people encouraging you and if you are having issues for some reason, they can help you work through it. I honestly think if you stick with it strictly you will see change!!

I will for aure stick to it and hopefully. That sounds great, I am glad you have an awesome coach, you will do fantastic! And yes, that was without exercising. I only lost 6 pounds, but it was shape that you can see the difference. I am starting again tomorrow and plan on exercising this time around! Good luck and keep me posted on your progress! I think you will lose lbs if not more. I exercised and think I gained a little muscle weight and was bummed on one of the weigh in days but felt great and could really feel the difference in my clothes.

I lost over 6 inches thighs, waist and abdomen. I have just a few bites of chocolate since then as well. Of course the weight is a great bonus and will happen if you stick with it. But he greatest benefit is the way you feel, the energy, and the not wanting stuff! Hi, After reading your review I really want to try this detox out.

My husband and I really need to get back on eating healthy again. Eating healthy has taken a back seat after having a baby. I really want to loose the baby weight and just eat healthy. I figured this detox would be a great way to start it. You will seriously love love love the detox! Once you stick to it, you will see amazing results and feel great!

Is there something similar that is free? Most people, like me, because we cannot afford certain products, miss out from this.. I completely understand, I felt the same way before I tried it.

I would like to know if i have to detox for 28 days? Hi Hilda my name is Tallis. The detox is a great decision! Good luck on your business! I guess you could try to do your version of the program and follow the eating plan.

But the products are what make the program so great and I think that help so much with feeling great and the results. Be honest about your results… Nice try though. This is so funny to me! They are the same shorts and the same bra, if you look you can see that. I was just sharing my results. I am sorry you felt so compelled to come to my site to call me a liar.

Thank you, that was so helpful! Write me at natalia manouvellemode. Hello Just wondering if you could tell me the products u used during this??? All the products were purchased through Arbonne.

If you want to e-mail me I can send you more specific info! What protein drink did you drink? I was looking at the ingredients of the Arbonne protein drink and it has a lot of the stuff on the do not eat list. Hi Georgia, The products used during the 28 day detox are Arbonne Products. They are Detox tea, shake powder, fizz sticks, digestion plus and a 7 day cleanse that is done in the 3rd week.

I am an Arbonne Consultant and would love to assist you further with any questions you may have. E Mail me at ncvck78 yahoo. You are welcome to write your own blog to get business that way! Natalia, I just bought the chocolate shake, the tea zip, the priobotics and thebody cleanse.

Can uou pkease tell me how to follow the plan. Your consultant who you purchased it from should have all the info you need to complete the plan!! Let me know if you need any other help! Natalia, could you please respond to Georgia question about the ingredients in the Arbonne protein drink that are on the do not eat list. Also, how do find a consultant that could offer samples of the products, to get a taste of them, to see what I could tolerate. Where are you located? Would love to get started!

A friend told me about the cleanse. Please email me info on where to start. I would like to join with the Day cleanse, I heard about it and bought almost all the ingredients but do not know how to follow. First of all, I never said I was fat. I am not, nor was I fat. I know what weight I like to be at for my body.

I think I lost 6 pounds total for the days. I still think there is a difference between the before and afters, and I always feel better when I do the detox, weight loss or not. I am fine with the way I look and I know when I feel my best. I was writing this post as a review of the detox.

Thanks for your input though, super helpful…. Is this program safe and okay to use for teenagers looking for a health change? My 16 year old daughter and I are looking for a good lifestyle change to detoxify and make better choices. This program is by far the best one we have found, but we want to do it together and I just want to make sure it is safe for her to use.

Yes, this is definitely safe for teenagers!

My opinion on the 28 Day Cleanse